Kenneth E. Spoor
Mr. Kenneth E. Spoor, 80, of Seymour, passed away on Sunday, August 27 at his home. He was born August 19, 1937 in Whiting, IN to Elmer and Annis Tuttle Spoor. On September 2, 1957 he married Martha Hoheimer in Fordsville, KY. He graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary science in 1957 in Louisville and worked at Phillips Funeral Home and O.D. White and Sons Funeral Home before moving to Seymour in 1959 to work at Voss & Sons, Inc. He purchased Voss & Sons in 1967 and was the CEO there until 1999. He then began a full time construction company called Heritage Development which later transformed into Heritage Real Estate and built over 300 homes, several apartment complexes, and multiple new subdivisions. He owned two laundromats and the Brave Owl Skating Rink and Teen Center, and he started Quality Vault Company.
“Poppy” was known for his generous nature and ready smile. He loved gathering family for burgers, chili, biscuits and gravy, or anything that brought everyone together. Always quick witted and ready with a joke, Poppy loved meeting his friends for breakfast or mid-morning coffee at Bevers Deli. He enjoyed fishing trips, Cincinnati Reds games, and working with his hands. Always able to come up with a solution to any problem, Poppy’s loving and generous nature was felt by countless people in the community
As a member of Seymour Jaycees he was the 1963 Jaycee Man of the Year, he was a Rotarian, 1963 President of the Redding School PTA, 1972 Boss of the Year, as well as a past member of Seymour Elks, Seymour Country Club, Chamber of Commerce board member, and president of the Sunshine School. Ken was a member of First Baptist Church and a former deacon and former chairman of the Board of Trustees. He was also former president of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and was a member of National Selected Morticians. He also was on the board of Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Cindi (Brad) Lucas, Connie (Mark) Adams, 7 granddaughters, Becky (Brent) Schepman, Lydia (Travis) Maupin, Meredith Adams, and Janelle Adams, Kristin (Brian) Bear, and Lanci (Blake Haswell) Lucas, two grandsons, Chad (Jill) Whittymore and Brantley Adams, five great grandchildren, Madaline and Claire Schepman, Ansley Maupin, Riley Bear, and Nash Haswell. He is survived by a brother, Vern (Gia) Spoor and sister, JoAnn (Robert) Kelly.